Contact: Algenon Cash, Director, Winston-Salem Urban League’s Triad Food and Beverage Coalition 336.303.8535 or acash@eatdrinktriad.com

Winston-Salem, NC, June 5, 2020 – Today, the Triad Food and Beverage Coalition, in partnership with AT&T, Love Out Loud and Young Cardinal Café, to provide 300 free meals to essential workers and  low-income residents. Roughly 50 Meals will be distributed to essential workers at Ronald McDonald House, 419 S Hawthorne Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27103. Then later in the day, roughly 250 meals will be available at Shiloh Baptist Church and Iglesia Cristiana sin Fronteras.

Shiloh Baptist Church 916 E. 12th St., 27101 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Iglesia Cristiana sin Fronteras 5490 Shattalon Drive, 27106 5:30 – 6:30 PM

The Triad Food and Beverage Coalition, a program of the Winston-Salem Urban League, launched its essential worker and low-income resident meals program with support from a $10,000 AT&T grant. Over seven weeks, the program provides meals to essential workers and low-income residents while simultaneously providing a much-needed influx of cash to local restaurants.

The Triad Food and Beverage Coalition, a program of the Winston-Salem Urban League, launched its essential worker and low-income resident meals program with support from a $10,000 AT&T grant. Over seven weeks, the program is providing 2,100 meals to essential workers and low-income residents while simultaneously providing a much-needed influx of cash to local restaurants.The meals will be distributed by program partner, Love Out Loud.

Adam Andrews, owner of Young Cardinal Café, said, “This is a trying time for our community. We want to be part of the solution.” Chef David Swing Jr., remarked, “Food is the great uniter. We can do what we do best while taking care of people in need and essential workers at the same time.”

Algenon Cash, Director, Winston-Salem Urban League’s Triad Food and Beverage Coalition, said, “The COVID-19 crisis has made the work of the Triad Food and Beverage Coalition more important than ever. We are uniquely able to help the community by providing meals while supporting local restaurants that are in a time of need. This wouldn’t have been possible without AT&T’s partnership and support

The Triad Food and Beverage Coalition, a program of the Winston-Salem Urban League, launched its essential worker and low-income resident meals program with support from a $10,000 AT&T grant. Over seven weeks, the program provides meals to essential workers and low-income residents while simultaneously providing a much-needed influx of cash to local restaurants.

Over seven weeks, the effort will partner with seven local restaurants to provide 2,100 meals to essential workers and low-income residents. The meals will be distributed by program partner, Love Out Loud.

Claire Calvin, owner of the Porch, Kitchen & Cantina, Alma Mexicana, and Canteen Market & Bistro, said, “We are honored to be part of this effort. It feels so amazing to be able to provide a service to the community in these dark days. We feed people in ways both physical and emotional.”

Algenon Cash, Director, Winston-Salem Urban League’s Triad Food and Beverage Coalition, said, “The COVID-19 crisis has made the work of the Triad Food and Beverage Coalition more important than ever. We are uniquely able to help the community by providing meals while supporting local restaurants that are in a time of need. This wouldn’t have been possible without AT&T’s partnership and support.

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About the Triad Food and Beverage Coalition

The Triad Food and Beverage Coalition is a program of the Winston-Salem Urban League, designed to promote a healthy food and beverage community by providing members with strategic programming, marketing assistance, operational support, and direct input on governmental affairs and administrative public policies that encourage regional economic growth.

About Winston-Salem Urban League

The Winston-Salem Urban League is a mission-driven non-profit organization focused on helping residents become financially secure and prepared to meet the demands of today’s job market through training, education, and job placement services. The agency provides comprehensive training and paid work experience program for over 300 seniors annually as well as the general public.